Today we celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta in 1929 (his actual birthday is January 15th). To honor the day, posting will be light, but we'll be back in full force tomorrow.
"It was 1955, early in King's new tenure as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on one of that city's busses.
King was elected to lead the Montgomery Improvement Association, which was formed with the intention of boycotting the transit system. He was young, only 26, and he knew his family connections and professional standing would help him find another pastorate should the boycott fail, so he accepted..."